ALA 2009 – Downloadable Technology for Teens

ALA 2009 Downloadable Technology for TeensOverDrive (MyMediaMall) Presentation:Popularity of audiobooks growing. Nearly all downlaodable audiobooks can go to iPod/iPhone now.Some initiatives:Have app on smartphone to download audiobook right to phone.Scroll covers of downloadable titles on homepage (Burlington County Library System).OverDrive Digital Book Mobile visit.

Beth Gallaway’s Presentation: Lots of programming possibilities!

(See www.slideshare.net/informationgoddess29 for current and future presentations.)

GameTap: video game subscription service (download to library computers for patrons/games have ratings).PlayFirst: direct to drive, ESRB privacy certified, ratings, no ads.Comcast games on demand.Download Board Games – Days of WonderPrima Strategy Guides – Steaming/PDF versions available for kids at library?Games for Change (see AYITI)Ben10 Alien Force game Creater

Kate Pritchard’s Presentation: Downloadable Music (see the Teen’s Blog at her library).

Downloading music stats are declining – streaming is on the rise.

Live Music ArchivePandora: Personalized Internet Radio StationLast.fmFineTune (playlists plus social networking / can embed)Myspace musichttp://www.riaa.com/ (Online resource for where to get legal music online.)Hype_m (searches music blogs)How to stay informed:

VOYAYALSA Bloghttp://www.joystiq.com/Escapist Magazinehttp://www.boingboing.net/

*Program idea: Holiday Gadget Workshop – after holidays have teens show people how to use their new gadgets.